Microsoft has asked its users to switch to an Android or iOS device as it announced the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile, which makes windows 10 mobile dead.
In an “End of Support” page, the Redmond company told users that Windows 10 Mobile will stop receiving new security updates after December 10.
The news doesn’t come as a major surprise as Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President of Windows 10, had revealed back in October 2017 that Microsoft was no longer focussing on new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile.
The company said that all Windows 10 Mobile users are no longer eligible to receive updates, including security updates, from December 10, 2019. Devices that are running Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 will no longer receive support even earlier — on June 11th, 2019.
After your device reaches end of support, some of the features will slowly stop working and Microsoft won’t do anything about it. That includes automatic or manual device backups, which will end on March 10, 2020.
While Microsoft admitted defeat long ago when it stopped making and selling Windows mobile devices, this FAQ is a new nail in the coffin for the mobile operating system.
“With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device.